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COMMISSIONER” REPORTEDLY ADMITS “POTHOLES HAPPENS IN RAINY SEASON” “CREATE STF TO FIX POTHOLES” “WHICH EXISTS IN BBMP’ LIMITS”

 
 
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COMMISSIONER” REPORTEDLY ADMITS “POTHOLES HAPPENS IN RAINY SEASON” “CREATE STF TO FIX POTHOLES” “WHICH EXISTS IN BBMP’ LIMITS”
by System Administrator - Monday, 24 September 2018, 11:15 PM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: There is no one-time solution to many of these road problems. These issues require constant monitoring and engagement between citizens and the authorities. The BBMP on Sunday -- a day before the deadline set by the high court to make Bengaluru pothole free expired -- didn't release any official data on the status of potholes in the city. Reportedly Sources in the civic body said all eight zonal heads claimed there were no potholes left in their respective jurisdictions and only about 60 potholes on major roads needed to be fixed. Let BBMP create STF for fixing pot holes and black spots in BBMP limit. Trash heaps are not hard to find as the stench is not easy to miss. Still, BBMP chooses to be ignorant of Bengaluru's ground realities. Heaps of plastic, wet waste and empty containers may dot the city's streets, but recent data provided by ward-level engineers to the solid waste management wing of the BBMP reportedly shows there are about 500 black spots in Bengaluru. Citizens too, who have been complaining about inefficient waste collection system, said people are forced to dump waste on street corners as the BBMP's vehicles are not regular. The Palike usually counts transfer points and major daily dumping points as black spots, so their numbers are often lower than what the public sees on the road. A fair estimate is an average of 10 black spots per ward (of which three to four would be transfer points, and the rest major black spots). People with poor civic sense are largely to blame for this mess. Act against faulty officials, impose hefty fines on defaulters. How many more wake-up calls are needed to fix the problem?. The intermittent pre-monsoon showers are all set to intensify with the onset of monsoon in June first week. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)announced its monsoon preparedness plan, stating that it would fill 3,629 potholes in next couple of weeks.It has identified 950 potholes along the majors roads maintained by its road infrastructure division. At the zonal level, most are in Mahadevapura (650) followed by Yelahanka (580), Bommanahalli (480), East Zone (354) , South Zone (325), Rajarajeshwari Nagar Zone (150), Dasarahalli zone (80) and West Zone (60).BBMP decided to increase the number of control rooms and rain squads to tackle damage. They decided to clear inlets and silt traps of 25 lakes to facilitate smooth flow of rain water.Filling debris in the pot hole is not the solution. Even in areas where potholes have been filled, the gravel and mud used was coming loose. Create STF to fix potholes problem .Let BBMP create a Pothole special task force (STF) with a chief engineer heading it with necessary equipments and trained staff to fix the potholes on war footing as and when they are formed .:Instead of spending money every time and every year in a unplanned manner BBMP can minimize the expenditure with special task force .